Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal’s superstar, is currently the highest-paid athlete in 2023.
Cristiano Ronaldo received 136 million dollars more than any other player in a list of the top ten athletes paid by the American magazine Forbes in 2023.
For the first time since 2017, the highest-paid athlete in the world is a Portuguese soccer player. A professional football player can earn 46 million dollars on the field and 90 million dollars off the field in a single year.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with the Saudi club is reportedly worth more than 200 million euros. Furthermore, French teenager Kylian Mbappé earned $120 million and is ranked third on the Forbes list, while Argentine footballer Lionel Messi is ranked second with $130 million in earnings.